Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Sep 20, 2010
    Stacey from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Thanks Doug! We chose Mandara Spa, Love the Bali theme! Best way to travel from CBR? Can you recommend where to eat before the spa? Do we need ADR for Dinner DD? Thinking 4 ish and La Nouba at 6pm? Or should we do the later show? Thanks for your help!


    Depending on the time of day, the best way to get there is probably to take a bus from your resort to the Hollywood Studios, and then boat from there to the Dolphin. The alternative is the 'official' way which is to bus to Downtown Disney, then bus to the Dolphin. That is what you would do if you had a spa time that is before or after park hours, which I doubt is what you have planned.

    For a pre-spa lunch, oddly you might consider the Big River Grille and Brewing Works at the nearby BoardWalk. It has some nice sandwich and salad choices. But both more convenient, and more relaxing, is the Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Dolphin. It is perhaps the most fully-featured poolside dining at Walt Disney World, and is probably an even better choice!

    I would definitely get a reservation for dinner at Downtown Disney, and I would stick to the earlier showing. I just think it fits your schedule more nicely.

    Have a magical vacation!
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